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As multiple drug suppliers are failing to keep up with demand

South Africa faces paediatric cancer drug shortage as suppliers fail to meet demand

Stock-outs may be a blow to children already fighting for survival.
PrEP: The dos and don'ts of using an HIV prevention pill safely and effectively

Women praise HIV prevention pill as research could produce a simpler injection

For those at risk, taking a pill that can stop them from getting HIV is a ‘life-changing experience’
Advocates for the partial decriminalisation of sex work overlook that the buying of sex in SA is already criminalised and this has not curbed demand

#AIDS2016: Sex workers stuck in a tug of war between science and conservatism

Is the South African Law Commission's recommendation to sentence convicted sex workers to 'diversion programmes' a latest symptom of a country torn?
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds many HIV prevention campaigns around Africa

#AIDS2016: Five things African journalists want to know from Bill Gates

Bill Gates was at the International Aids Conference this week. He spent time with five African journalists. Here is what they wanted to know.
Expired antiretrovirals were allegedly sold at more than 4 000% mark up.

#AIDS2016: SA pays its HIV bill but faces budget gap for expanded treatment

Research predicts a substantial shortfall in HIV funding in the next five years as the country looks to put millions more people on treatment.
Bill Gates tells the International Aids Conference that we need to reduce HIV infections among teenage girls and women.

#AIDS2016: Bill Gates warns HIV among young Africans could reverse progress

The billionaire philanthropist says we need to focus on curbing infections among teenage girls and young women.
Washable pads could be a simple solution to maintain women's dignity - and keep them in the classroom

#AIDS2016: Protesters disrupt conference demanding free condoms in schools

Over a dozen young people have backed a declaration delivered to the health minister calling for free condoms and sanitary pads in school
Patients are still forced to pay out of their own pockets for ARVs

#AIDS2016: ​HIV may be a prescribed benefit, but not all medical schemes cover ARVs

In theory medical aids fund ARVs, but in practice it's a complex process, say doctors and activists.
Free pads or free condoms? It's a false dichotomy when people with uteruses are the ones who need both.

​#AIDS2016: This common germ in your vagina makes it easier to get HIV –...

In the vagina's ecosystem, mundane bacteria matter more than you think.
Sexual violence is rife in Khayelitsha primary schools

​#AIDS2016: ‘Blessers’ are the engine behind the rapid spread of HIV in young women

'Blessers' form a crucial link in a cycle of HIV transmission that South Africa has not been able to break.
Discrimination against HIV-positive people still continues

#AIDS2016: Employees, particularly domestic workers, report forced HIV testing

Coerced testing usually follows employer offers to pay for private medical care.
The 2016 World Aids Day special report focuses on what it will take to reach the 90-90-90 targets to end the Aids epidemic by 2030.

​#AIDS2016: Five things to watch out for at the International Aids Conference 2016

The International Aids Conference returns to Durban after 16 years. This year heralds the HIV prevention revolution that is underway.
Solidarity: Sanac says government must urgently address police abuse of sex workers including the use of the workers' possession of condoms

#AIDS2016: Countdown to the International Aids Conference in Durban begins

The conference is set to be a historic moment in the HIV response and we'll be bringing you the latest from Durban.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescents Societies has launched a $1.4-million appeal for funding to help halt the outbreak.

​Almost 400 000 Congolese have been vaccinated against yellow fever in just a few...

After the outbreak of the virus in Angola, medical teams are frantically working in the Democratic Republic of Congo to halt its spread.
South Africa’s healthcare system could collapse if the government does not intervene.

Medical aid board says SA has no choice but to back NHI

The industry body says the dwindling number of medical aid members means the government must act.